Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • Math 12 (academic or advanced)
  • 3 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:
Spring 2024
April 15, 2024
Fall 2024
August 15, 2024
Winter 2025
December 15, 2024
Fall 2024
April 15, 2024
Winter 2025
August 15, 2024
Spring 2025
January 15, 2025
Fall 2025
April 15, 2025
In order to register for courses, you must accept your offer and confirm your seat at CBU. For detailed steps on how to do this, please reference your acceptance letter in your future Student Account

Make The World Your Special Guest

Hospitality is an important part of our Cape Breton culture. At CBU, our Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM) degree is a three-year program that combines tourism and hospitality, business education and the opportunity to augment a specialty area with elective courses. This blended approach to the program, in conjunction with two paid internships, prepares students for a position in this multifaceted industry.

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From event planning and management, to service training and hands-on learning, this program provides students with the opportunity to get up close and personal. Discover how small details make every guest feel special, and how unforgettable moments are brought to life every single day. Here, the skills you learn truly impact real lives and influence real experiences.

With results-oriented courses that explore destination marketing, international travel, and event management, it’s no wonder students from more than 70 countries come to Cape Breton Island to learn what they need to succeed in the hospitality industry. Careers in tourism, hotel management, food and beverage, and much more are easy to envision when you spend time living and learning in one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations.

What is the tuition for this program?

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only. These numbers do not include lab or accommodation fees.

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Why study at CBU?

What better place to gain real world, first-hand experience than a place where hospitality thrives? This incredibly unique place to study was named #8 of the top islands to visit in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine. For some, it’s a dream vacation. To us, it’s simple and beautiful everyday life on Cape Breton Island.

With a warm, welcoming community to draw from, and international inspiration all around, you’ll see how a popular tourist destination uses natural resources to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. Plus, with students having the opportunity to work for employers throughout the island, you’ll leave with more practical experience than you could ever imagine.

At CBU, we also offer opportunities to participate in volunteer activities in addition to 2 paid internships. With our diverse culture, and friendly people, you can gain the critical skills you need for the future.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Communication
  • Service training
  • Event planning and management
  • Teamwork
  • Industry awareness

Possible Career Paths

  • Tourism owner/operator
  • Hotel management
  • Tour agent
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Travel counsellor

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